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Content seemingly removed from the GTA V next gen release over transphobia claims

Content seemingly removed from the GTA V

Users noticed content seemingly removed from the GTA V next gen release, over claims Grand Theft Auto V had transphobic stereotypes.

The content seemingly removed from the GTA V next gen release was first discovered over on Reddit, where a user noticed the Captain Spacetoy action figure that had “interchangeable genitalia” has been removed entirely in the next-gen ports.

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Content seemingly removed from the GTA V next gen release

Other users noticed several “Drag Queen” NPCs that used to spawn outside of Cockatoos, an in-game club, are no longer appearing in game.

“In new-gen GTAV/GTAO, Rockstar appear to have disabled the trans caricatures or ‘drag queens’ from spawning outside Cockatoos,” Rockstar Games community admin Kirsty Cloud said.

They added, “This could be following a plea from OutMakingGames last year. I hope this provides comfort to anyone who felt these NPCs depicted harmful stereotypes.”

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Out Making Games posted a letter to Rockstar Games last year, pleading with the billion-dollar publisher and developer to remove perceived transphobic content from Grand Theft Auto V, which has existed since the game’s debut back in 2013.

Users also found that while the drag queens have been removed from the Grand Theft Auto V world, they can still be found in the game’s Director Mode, however their dialogue lines have been removed.

Grand Theft Auto V game and its Grand Theft Auto V Online multiplayer component were recently ported to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 in March 2022.

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